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10 Wrestlers Who Voiced Acted In Television Shows

With WWE's Hanna-Barbera crossover films, like The Flinstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown!The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania, and the two Scooby-Doo based films, WrestleMania Mystery! and Curse of the Speed Demon, WWE performers are becoming more and more accustomed to voice acting.

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While they perform (or performed, in some cases) multiple times a week for years on end in-person, voice acting is an entirely different type of performance, but this has not stopped WWE superstars of both past and present in their attempts at voice acting in television shows, and here are some of those performers.

10 Bret Hart

 

To start this list, we will kick things off with one of the most famous animated performances from a wrestler of all time: Bret Hart in The Simpsons. While The Hitman was never much of an actor outside of his wrestling career, this was one of the most notable moments for a wrestler to cross into the mainstream in an official acting capacity. WWE was so proud of Bret Hart's inclusion in The Simpsons that issue #1 of WWF Magazine featured Bret Hart himself standing back to back with Bart Simpson.

9 The Rock

While The Rock is one of the most famous and well-paid movie actors today, he has made countless appearances on television shows. The Rock appeared in person on That 70s' ShowStar Trek: Voyager, and even in Disney properties, like Cory in the House and Hannah Montana.

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However, one of The Rock's lesser-known roles was as a voice actor. In 2010, The Rock guested in an episode of the animated show Transformers: Prime playing the role of Cliffjumper, an Autobot. That same year, he played himself on an episode of Family Guy.

8 Triple H

While Marvel Studios were rumored to be interested in Triple H for the role of Thor back before the Marvel Cinematic Universe really took off, Triple H has since only really stared in WWE Studios films. Triple H's first big film, The Chaperone, was indeed a WWE Studios movie, and all of the animated aforementioned Hanna-Barbera films were co-productions with WWE. However, even before The Chaperone, Triple H voice acted as a werewolf and a caricatured version of himself in an episode of the Adult Swim animated series Robot Chicken back in 2009.

7 Ric Flair

 

There are few names as synonymous with professional wrestling as Ric Flair. However, unlike some of the previously mentioned people like Triple H, Flair has never really attempted to ingratiate himself into pop culture beyond his wrestling persona, at least not in the same way The Rock and John Cena have.

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Due to Ric Flair's sheer synonymous nature with pro wrestling, Flair has had success doing things beyond wrestling, and one of the ways in which he has achieved success was as a guest star in the animated series Uncle Grandpa, where he voiced an animated version of himself.

6 Matt Hardy

While Matt Hardy has been able to show off his acting chops lately in the realm of pro wrestling with his Broken Matt Hardy/Woken Matt Hardy gimmick, Matt Hardy has always had a flair for the dramatic. He guest-starred in the same episode of That 70s' Show that The Rock was in and also stars in the horror film Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies.  Matt Hardy's most recent acting credit, though, comes in the form of Awang/Ben Hargreaves, a series regular in the short-lived animated superhero series The 99 based on the Kuwaiti comic book series.

5 Stone Cold Steve Austin

 

Even The Rattlesnake Stone Cold Steve Austin has ventured into the world of voice acting. While Steve Austin has made a post-wrestling career off of selling his persona on reality television shows like Redneck Island and Straight Up Steve Austin, Stone Cold has also done some voice acting roles on television, however, brief the appearances were. Steve Austin appeared in the cult classic stop-motion MTV animated series Celebrity Deathmatch and in the 2000 animated series Dilbert. Both roles were simply animated versions of Stone Cold Steve Austin, where the real Austin provided the voice.

4 Kurt Angle

 

While it may come as a surprise, the Olympic Gold Medalist has one of the most prolific acting careers of any pro wrestler, perhaps only being surpassed by the likes of The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Kurt Angle has appeared in such films as Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, the 2011 critically-acclaimed Warrior, and starred alongside Matt Hardy and others in the previously mentioned horror film Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies.

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Angle recently tried his hand at voice acting, making his small screen voice acting debut as Chip Damage in the animated series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.

3 Hulk Hogan

While many people may see Hogan on this entry and think of his animated series Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, Hogan himself did not provide the voice for his own character, and neither were any of the other wrestlers that were portrayed in the series voiced by their real-life counterparts. Hogan's entry on this list is actually a lot more recent than that. Hulk Hogan played the unnamed Dean of the University of China, IL, a main cast member in the Adult Swim animated series China, IL from its debut in 2011 until its final episode in 2015.

2 John Cena

While it may seem obvious that John Cena has played an animated role, now that pop culture has seemed to accept John Cena for his above-average acting chops and superb comedic timing, Cena's voice acting career only took off in 2018. Up until that point, he had never had an opportunity to shine in a capacity as a voice actor, but he scored the recurring voice role of Baron Draxum in the series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and also voices Robo in the YouTube Premium series Dallas & Robo.

1 The Undertaker

When it comes to WWE superstars stepping outside of their comfort zones and going into the world of acting, The Undertaker is probably the last superstar that should come to mind. The Undertaker is one of the last bastions of kayfabe left in the world of professional wrestling, and the idea of The Undertaking stepping into a recording booth to voice lines for a character feels almost wrong. However, in 1999, similar to Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker voiced an animated version of himself in the MTV stop-motion animated series Celebrity Deathmatch.

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